Challenge events are a great way to support the charity - getting fit and achieving a goal while helping First Days support local children really does mean that everyone is a winner.


The events below are ones that we have guaranteed places available for.  If you already have your own place at one of these events, or any other, you can still be part of #teamFD.


Just drop an email to for more information on how you can get involved.

Featured Events:

2021 Virgin Money London Marathon

The London Marathon will take place on Sunday 3 October. It is set to be the largest marathon ever staged anywhere in the world, with up to 50,000 runners on the traditional course from Greenwich to The Mall and up to 50,000 participants completing the 26.2 miles on the course of their choice anywhere in the world.


Applications are now closed for London Marathon but if you'd like to be part of our First Days cheer crew, please email us for more details.


3rd October 2021

Image by Miguel A. Amutio

Reading Half Marathon

Take on the classic 13.1 mile route from Green Park, up through Whitley, University, Town Centre and finish below the roar of the crowd at the Madejski Stadium. We'll provide you with First Days branded kit and fundraising and training support from our team of experienced runners. There's even a dedicated First Days Cheer Point en route. No sign up fee, just raise as much as you can for First Days.

Reading, Berkshire

7th November 2021


Snowdon at Night

Trekking Mt Snowdon (1,085m) during the daytime forms a great challenge, but by using torches to light your way and having the moon as your backdrop, summiting at night brings another sense of achievement as well as raising vital funds for First Days.

Snowdonia National Park

Various Dates

Image by Nikolay Dimitrov

Barnes Fitness Santa Dash

After the rather unusual Virtual Santa Dash in 2020, Barnes Fitness are very excited to be back IN REAL LIFE at Dinton Pastures Country Park for the fifth year. Once again they are supporting First Days Children's Charity - £2 of every entry donated direct to us. This money will have a direct impact on local children, by providing a nice warm bed to sleep in this winter. Every £100 raised will buy a complete bed for a child;  frame, mattress, duvet & two pillows and linen. 


- 2 distances to choose from; 2km or 5km

- Option to run the event virtually - any distance, anywhere!

Dinton Pastures Country Park, Wokingham

18th December 2021


Colour Run

An exciting new event for 2022 run by First Days. More details to follow.

Prospect Park, Reading

Sunday 24th April 2022

To register your interest in taking part in an event and raising money for First Days please fill in form below

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